What were you doing at age five?
It probably was nothing philanthropic, was it? A five-year-old from Jacksonville is gaining local and national recognition for a sock collection drive which has netted more than 1,200 pairs – and counting.
“So their feet can be warm,” Kellon Oldenettel answers.
His mother, Lori Oldenettel, nominated him for a Hasbro Community Action Hero award, and he was one of the six winners. Mother and son took a trip to New York, where Kellon picked up a $1000 scholarship.
Kellon’s already setting an example; his mother says her youngest son, age 2, now wants to collect books for kids who don’t have them.